A dram that takes time and water is not that straightforward.
The first time I smell it, I notice a flint note, some alcohol and red fruits. Currants and rhubarb emerge, camphor and damp wood. Then a subtle note of licorice. With a few drops of water, it comes to the fore and pushes back the sour fruit. Leather and mahogany are now found when smelling.
A strong start despite water. Sherry notes with dark fruits, dark chocolate, milk coffee, pepper and spices. Oily, nutty and with a slight bitter almond on the palate.
With a medium-long finish, the dram with mint notes looks fresh on the palate, some sharpness remains and slight bitterness is shown on the back of the palate. Subtle sweetness at the tip of the tongue.